From the Rock Island Argus, May 16, 1913. By S. E. Kiser. We speak in accents kind and fair Concerning those who have departed; We praise the ones who travel where The shoreless seas are all uncharted. Oh, it is well that we should raise Our voices in a grand, sweet chorus And passing o’er their foibles, praise The worth of them that go before us. But would it not be better still If men might sometimes gladly hear us Give forth expressions of goodwill And kindness while they lingered near us? ’Tis well to praise the dead, to be Respectful to them and forgiving; But would it not be good if we More often spoke well of the living?